2012 Tilia Malbec Mendoza
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Tilia Malbec is produced with a mixture of grapes from eastern Mendoza and the Uco Valley. They try to harvest early to keep the freshness. The nose has aromas of dark cherries, and is somehow closed and backward, serious. It feels fresh, with maybe less ripeness than other Malbecs from this warm vintage, with notes of blood oranges. It is very tasty. This has a superb quality to price ratio. This is a wine to change the idea of heavy Malbecs that some people have. Drinkable now, but it should also be able to age. Drink 2014-2018. (LG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Blackberry, plum and smoke on the ripe nose. A step up in texture, sweetness and depth from the Merlot and Cabernet bottlings, offering smooth flavors of dark berries, black cherry, mint, herbs and peppery spices. Finishes with a firm dusting of tannins and good length. An excellent value.